Peter Tymms on Evidence Based Education.

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Workshop by Peter Tymms focusing on evidence based education and the ttrb website.

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Peter Tymms on Evidence Based Education.

  1. 1. Evidence Based Education Peter Tymms TTRB 2008
  2. 2. Outline Introduction Worldwide Movement Distinguishing Knowledge Campbell and Policies The Gold Standard Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis Three Teaching Examples
  3. 3. Worldwide Movement Campbell Collaboration USA • Legislation • AERA • What Works Clearing House The Netherlands UK
  4. 4. Distinguishing Distinguish types of knowledge Distinguish layers Distinguish Certainties
  5. 5. Campbell and policies Campbell, D. T. (1969). Reforms as experiments American Psychologist, 24, 409-429.
  6. 6. Hierarchy of Evidence Opinion From expert committee From non experimental studies From one quasi experimental study From at least one RCT Systematic reviews or RCTs
  7. 7. The Gold Standard RCTs Randomised Control Trials
  8. 8. Research into what works An example from outside education
  9. 9. Question If the police are called to a house where the man has been hitting his partner what should they do? A) Arrest him. B) Mediate. C) Separate the pair temporarily.
  10. 10. How to find out …. Arrest some, mediate others and separate others. Then see what happens later. But which ones to arrest, which to caution and which to separate? Do it at random
  11. 11. Randomisation
  12. 12. Result Arrest him
  13. 13. Systematic Review Example ADHD and NICE Background • Characteristics • Prevalence • Impact Nature of NICE • Methodology • Clinical Treatment • Psychologists • Education
  14. 14. First Line Treatment Parent-training/education programmes should be offered as first line treatment of ADHD.
  15. 15. ADHD & Education Teachers who have received training about ADHD and its management should provide behavioural interventions in the classroom to help children and young people with ADHD.
  16. 16. Three Positive Teaching Examples 1. Cross-age peer tutoring 2. Assessment for learning 3. Phonics
  17. 17. Limits

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